IEA Member Benefits

Feb 7th – Educator Access Discount Program  The IEA has a variety of member benefits programs to help you with expenses. The Educator Access Discount Program allows members to save money on dining, entertainment and recreation, hotels, shopping, rental cars, and more. On average, members save $36 per hotel night and $25 per day on…

IEA Membership

Feb 25th – NEA Extends Grants to Educators and Global Learning Fellowship Deadlines  The NEA Foundation has extended deadlines for both its Grants to Educators and Global Learning Fellowship opportunities. Educators can apply for Student Success, Learning & Leadership, and Envision Equity grants until the end of today, and applications for the Global Learning Fellowship…

Bargaining & Negotiations

Coordinated Bargaining Council Trainings  IEA Regional Directors conducted the second session of the Coordinated Bargaining Training series on Jan. 24, which included discussions about contract norms and team facilitation. The next session, titled “#Winning – Can you hear me now?,” will be on February 8. Click here to register.   Each Coordinated Bargaining Training session is designed for…

IEA Digital

Digital Advertisements to be Blanketing the State Soon Keep your eyes open for a series of digital advertisements that will be running around the state in upcoming weeks. The ads are under the banner of Great Idaho Public Schools and spotlights some key statistics regarding public education in Idaho. They all refer people to a…

Idaho Legislature Adjourns 2021 Session—Finally

Idaho Legislature Adjourns 2021 Session—Finally The legislature’s three-day extension of the 2021 season ended Wednesday with a great deal of bluster and pontificating. Still, in the end, with very little substance to show for the special meeting, many of them insisted upon. Fortunately, all of the bills passed by the House amid rancor and rhetoric…

Regions 4, 5, and 6

Jan. 28th – Bannock County Potatoes and Politics    IEA’s Region 5 held a Potatoes and Politics townhall-style event at Liberty Hall in Pocatello on Jan. 22. Five of Bannock County’s six state lawmakers attended the event that included teachers, students, and community members. The captain of the Pocatello High School Debate Club moderated the…